Superman: The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude Paperback – May 1 2012
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
About the Author
Jerry Siegel was born in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio. Long a fan of science fiction stories, he published numerous genre magazines and stories. In 1933, along with his schoolmate Joe Shuster, he created the comics legend known as Superman. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
In addition, considering the brief treatment on this subject, a Superman fan may be better off getting these stories from the Chronicles, the different Showcase editions, and recent graphic novels from the post-nineties period.
Note: I had read the above review before purchasing this book and thought it twice because of the warning on the pages that were upside down. It may have been some error at the printing house because my edition did not contain this error. I have no complaints as to the publishing quality.
This trade paperback compiles some of the Man of Steel's greatest stories featuring his Fortress of Solitude. While this collection is pretty good, there are a few more I wish had been included in their entirity.
Both Pre- and Post- Crisis versions of the Fortress are included here, which might be confusing to unfamilar readers. What would even be more confusing is if we went into the the new "52" version of the Fortress. The idea of making the Fortress a Tardis-like or a Tesseract, I find very, very intriguing.
Like some recent collections of past stories, a preface or introduction is missing which would have explained the stories's context and/or why these particular tales were chosen. I miss hearing about the selection process.
Love the seventies art, and I've really come to enjoy Roy Thomas's past Man of Steel adventures. He must have had fun doing these stories. Back than, Superman was much more of Boy Scout, and I loved him for it.
Modern readers may not care for these twenty-year old stories, but these bring back fond memories of summer days and going over those huge tabloid comic books.